We could not get enough of the Downton Abbey drama series, so when we heard there was going to be a film, we freaked.
Previously, we were heartbroken when the rebellious Lady Rose MacClare, played by Lily James, revealed she will not be in the upcoming drama.
But we are so excited to hear that the original principal cast from the acclaimed television series have confirmed their appearance in the movie.
— Priyanca (@priyancake) July 14, 2018
And that’s not all! Also joining the all-star cast will be multi-award winning actress Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter), Geraldine James, Simon Jones, David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Phillips (Venetia Scott in The Crown), and Stephen Campbell Moore amongst others.
It looks like it is going to be an amazing film!
Academy-Award winner Julian Fellowes, who created Downton Abbey and wrote the film’s screenplay, will be one of the producers as well. So, we can guarantee the movie’s similarity to the series.
Focus Features and Carnival Films announced the start of principal photography on the film today.
So, it is officially filming, and we cannot wait!
The beloved television series went on for six drama-filled seasons, winning three Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmys and a BAFTA.
Downton Abbey returns.
Wow, this is awesome news, especially on #Fridaythe13th.
— NIK (@NikaLuxe) July 13, 2018
The show has gained global attention, becoming the most nominated, non-U.S. television show in Emmy history!
There is no doubt that the show’s huge fan base is delighted with the news of the upcoming film, especially since we get to see the cast we have grown to love with each episode.
Hopefully, it won’t be too much longer until we get to see what happens next to the drama-filled Crawley family.